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Special Libraries as Knowledge Management Centres by Eva Semertzaki

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Components of a knowledge management system at a special library

Abstract:

Knowledge management combines elements from the domains of information and library science and from management science. A special library is the information management unit of the institution. Hence, the special library is the appropriate place to host a knowledge management project. The phrase ‘putting knowledge to work’ comprises the entire work of special libraries, which are placed in the centre of the knowledge equation. Librarians are traditionally trained to organise information and knowledge. Among the elements of a knowledge management system at a special library are: institutional/knowledge repositories, taxonomies, the intranet, technology embedded, the ...

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